Two kidnapped lecturers in kaduna, Adamu Chonoko of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Umar Chonoko of Kaduna Polytechnic, who were kidnapped 10 days ago were reported to have escaped their kidnapper’s den and arrived home safely on Sunday.
Confirming the two siblings and indigenes of Kebbi State have escaped from their kidnappers and arrived the palace of Wakilin Sarkin Zurun Kaduna and were received by the Wakili around 11:51 am on Sunday, Garba Muhammad spokesperson of Kebbi Indegenes Resident in Kaduna and Garkuwan Wakilin Sarkin Zurun Kaduna confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
According to him, Umar Chonoko went to deliver the N2 million and a motorcycle ransom to secure the release of his brother, Adamu but was also held by the kidnappers who demanded additional N5 million.
“N3 million was delivered, making a total of N5 million, but the abductors made another demand of N10 million.
“Their demand could not be met. Just this morning, with the assistance of security agents, both of them escaped. “We thank the media, security agencies and all those who helped us in praying for their freedom,” he said.
The Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, also confirmed the story.